New Year, New You! So how does beer enter this equation? There’s a brewski out there for almost every resolution! Read on to find out where you can find one.
Looking to shed a few pounds but still want to enjoy a beer or two with your friends? Here are a few six-packs that won’t ruin your six-pack. Michelob Ultra (96 calories, 2.6g carbs) was created for those with an active lifestyle. It’s a perfectly balanced lager with a clean, refreshing taste. Taste buds like little more bite? Try an imported light beer. Heineken Light (99 calories, 6.8g carbs) offers a unique taste with quality ingredients, a fruity character and a laid back attitude. Heineken Light has been named the World Beer Championships’ Best Tasting Light Beer for the second year running…and hey, it’s good enough for Doogie Howser. Prefer a darker beer? Yuengling Light Lager (99 calories) is a beautifully rich-colored brew with deep amber highlights that finishes smooth and clean.
Removing gluten from your diet in 2016? Well, don’t give up on beer. Redbridge, made without wheat or barley, is a rich, full-bodied lager brewed from sorghum for a moderately hopped taste. Omission beers are made from barley, hops, water and yeast, brewed using a proprietary process to remove gluten. Omission Pale Ale is a hop-forward American Pale Ale with a floral aroma complimented by a caramel malt body. You can find Redbridge at Krogers, Smoker Friendly’s, and Riesbecks. Omission Pale Ale is sold at Kroger in Wheeling.
Trying to keep it local? West Virginia breweries are rapidly growing, as well as their portfolios. Many brews are now easily accessible at your local grocery or convenient store. Morgantown Brewing Company offers Alpha Blonde and Zack Morgan IPA in six-pack cans; Greenbrier Valley has Mothman Black IPA and Wild Trail Pale Ale (Devil Anse IPA coming soon); and Mountain State has all four of their core brands available in cans. WV brews can be found at numerous stores in Ohio County. Kroger and Riesbecks in Wheeling, Gumby’s in Elm Grove, and Smoker Friendly at the Highlands have a large selection.
Just want to be more adventurous and try new things this year? That’s never an issue in the beer business. What’s hot right now? Hard Root Beers are all the craze, but one that deserves a try above the others…Best Damn Root Beer. Why? Well, the answer is in the name. Best Damn Root Beer is rolling out now. Look for it in beer coolers!
If giving up alcohol is your New Year’s pledge, it doesn’t mean you have to give up the suds. There are plenty of non-alcoholic brews available. There’s always something for everyone! Resolutions aside, please remain responsible in 2016. That never goes out of style.
Editor’s Note: Weelunk is pleased to enjoy a partnership with Carenbauer Distributing. As you already know from this article, Carenbauer’s is a great Wheeling company and supports Weelunk’s mission of making Wheeling and the Valley an even better place to live. In exchange, we periodically highlight some beers and brewers that our readers may be interested in. So this is a paid piece, and now you know.